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Monday, January 26, 2015

Bust a Move Monday: February

B-A-M-M! Administration is proud to present our February 2015 B-A-M-M! recipient:  What's Happening Myron Book Club. 
We're calling it our "Black Authors B-A-M-M!" We will feature Black authors and poets from Memphis and the surrounding area on next  Monday, February 2, 2015 from 10am-7pm at the Olivet Baptist Church Gynasium located at 3084 Southern Avenue. Over 30 authors will have their books and products available for purchase! There will also be all day entertainment as well as door prizes, giveaways and more! 



Bust a Move Monday (B.A.M.M.) is the vision of Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum, Jr., Pastor of The New Olivet Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. The wildly successful Bust-A-Move-Monday® or B-A-M-M!® ministry selects a Black-owned business in the Memphis area, on the first Monday of each month, and directs patrons to place their dollars in that business, for that day.

BAMM empowers the business and customers to have a direct financial impact, creating wealth and building wealth in the Black community. The Black Business Association of Memphis is a proud partner and supporter of this initiative.

To receive more information on Bust a Move Monday or inquire about how you can become a BAMM recipient, please contact Ms. Denise Lofton at (901) 454-7777 or visit their website HERE!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lunch & Learn this Thursday, January 22nd!

The BBA & Seedco present the Affordable Healthcare Enrollment Event. Receive important information regarding the Affordable Healthcare Act, Marketplace, subsidies and penalties. There will be onsite enrollment for qualified health plans, for you & members of your household. Speak with Certified Navigators who will offer onsite assistance with applications as well as eligibility determinations. This event will take place Thursday January 22nd from 11:30am until 1pm at the Renaissance Business Center located at 555 Beale Steet. RSVP by calling Myron Mays at (901) 526-9300 or simply responding to this email. 

Save the Date for the 2015 Benny Awards!

Mark your calendar for 2015 Benny Awards Luncheon! It takes place on Friday May 1st from 11:30 until 1pm at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis. We are also partnering with the U.S. Black Chamber to hold the “Solution Series” earlier that morning. We are also partnering with the Mayor’s Office of Resource Enterprise (MORE) to be a part of a 2-Day event that will take your business to the next level! This will be a great lead in to this year’s Benny’s! Our keynote speaker will be announced in just a few days and as always the event is set to be another great affair! So mark your calendars and get ready for a day of inspiration and elevation!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Artizan Constructors named 2014 Minority Business of the Year

Each year the Mid-South Minority Business Council (MMBC) recognizes strides in minority economic development. The Minority Business of the Year Award is presented to a certified minority or women-owned business that is nominated by a MMBC corporate member. The nominees have demonstrated growth in sales and employees while consistently providing quality products or services at a competitive price. 

With over 14 years of experience, Artizan Constructors provides a full range of services to our clients including New Construction, Remodeling, Construction Management, Design/Build and Post-Construction services while also specializing in the Drywall/Paint Interior Trades division. Headquartered in Memphis TN, Artizan Constructors has asserted itself as one of the premier drywall construction firms in the Mid-South by investing in people and employing leading experts in the Drywall Construction industry.
Throughout our company's history, Artizan has earned continued success by building collaborative relationships with our clients and operating under the founding principle, "Deliver the service and quality of work that makes our clients choose us for their next project." This principle is the foundation on which we have built our reputation. Our dedicated and highly-experienced associates are committed to delivering exceptional service and quality projects that exceed our client's expectations. On time and on budget.

BBA Lunch & Learn Presented by H&R Block

Wednesday December 10th, BBA will present the December Lunch & Learn brought to you by H&R Block. On December 10th, you will only have 20 days to still make a charitable contribution and get the tax break. 

The H&R Block tax professionals will talk about simple steps to lower a tax bill – like making a charitable donation, maximizing retirement contributions or paying a mortgage or student loan bill a little early. They will also give viewers advice on what to do in the last month of the year to lower tax bills.

This Lunch & Learn will take place on Wednesday December 10th from 11:30 until 1pm at the Renaissance Business Center located at 555 Beale Street. There is no charge for this event and a light lunch will be served. Please RSVP for this event as space will be limited.